Rudolf Hess was one of the most popular National Socialist leaders. Albrecht Haushofer wrote in 1934 about Hess: “There is a strange charm in his personality; whenever he is there, a friendly veil falls over all the grey and black of the present.” Joseph Goebbels wrote about Hess in his diary: “Hess—the most decent person, quiet, friendly, reserved”. Hess is also famous for his flight to Great Britain on May 10, 1941 to attempt to negotiate peace with the British. This article discusses Hess’s motives for this dangerous flight, the injustice against Hess at the Nuremberg Trial, and whether Hess committed suicide or was murdered in Spandau Prison.
When Rudolf Hess, the Führer’s Deputy, flew to England in May 1941 to negotiate a separate peace between England and Germany, was he a messenger of peace or a deluded dreamer living outside of reality?
David Irving Discusses Rudolf Hess 2013.
Video from November 2013 (2 hour)
The story that tells of the life and death of Rudolf Hess.